Connect with wildflowers every day! Take a little time to discover wildflowers in your area. Click here for wildflower nature journal ideas!

May Your Life Be Like a Wildflower

Did you know last week was National Wildflower Week? If not, never fear, you can connect with wildflowers every day! They are a great reminder of the tenacity and resiliency of nature and those same qualities in ourselves. Take a little time this week to discover some wildflowers in your area and make a little

It's the Trillium Montessori Homeschool Summit! Click to learn more and enter to win a spot!

Montessori Home Schoolers: A Giveaway!

Happy New Year! Let's kick it off right, with a giveaway!! If you've ever been in a Montessori classroom, one of the first things you notice is the prepared environment. This is no accident. We teachers, spend hours upon hours carefully cultivating the environment to perfectly meet the developmental needs of the children. The environment

Looking for creative nature getaway for yourself? Join me August 25-28 at the Journey Within Creative Empowerment Retreat! Click and check it out here!

5 Reasons To Go On Art Retreats

Summer camp fun isn’t just for kids! Summer vacation is just as embedded in the grown ups’ life pattern as it is the kids’. “They” did, after all, condition us from early childhood to feel like we should play all summer right? As adults, since we are so grown up, we just call out summer fun

Make time for creative nature connection every Wednesday with Wings, Worms, and Wonder Wonder wednesday activities!! Click through to get your free beet painting project!

Wonder Wednesday 45: Beet Painting

Happy Wonder Wednesday #45!! This month I’ve created a PDF for you from the live beet and coffee painting live hour I did May 18! You know I love veggies and I love art, so what better combo than to paint and print with food! + this project doesn’t mess up your beets too badly so you

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Inspiration from the Field: AMS 2016 & Beyond

If you’ve been on social media or read the newsletter the past week, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been living it up in Chicago at the American Montessori Society Annual Conference. It’s always a treat to get to go to the AMS conference because it is really awesome to see so many people in one

What's Macro photo anyway? Is it magic? Click through to learn all about it and get a few easy tricks for taking great macro shots in nature and beyond the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way!

Macro Magic: Tiny Photo Tricks

Have you been seeing lots of really cool close up pictures lately and wondering how do they get that magic on their camera phone? Well it may look like magic, but it’s just a macro shot! I am a giant fan of macro photography. I have been since I was a photo major in art

Frei Otto is an excellent example of ecological literacy in action. Click through to learn how he creates structural harmony with both people and planet through play!

Buildings and Bird Skulls: Frei Otto

What does modern architecture have to do with a bird’s skull you ask? Well let me introduce you to Frei Otto! Otto circa 1970s (Photo Credit) Otto was German architect and engineer of seemingly gravity defying minimal lightweight, but incredibly strong, structures who took not only his inspiration, but his actual building techniques from structures he

Let nature inspire writing in all seasons! Click through to get a free nature writing activity!

Wonder Wednesday 41: Nature Writing

Since being in VA, I’ve been hanging around with my 3 year old nephew a lot. He’s gotten into dictating stories. About the scene above he dictated: “He’s a farmer because he’s just a farmer. He’s planting flowers in the snow. His farm is right there and he has animals. I think that’s all I

Get some great ideas for connecting with nature in winter. Click through to discover fun ways to learn about wild nature!

Learn Green with the Greenwings

This post may seem strange to those of you who know I’m vegan, but believe it or not, I grew up in a family of hunters! I even got a hunting license for my 12th birthday. And though I’ve never actually shot anything because 1. I am a bad shot, and 2. I don’t want to, I

Strong roots in nature build resiliency helping us navigate life with peace and strength. Click through to learn more with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Welcome to the Family Lucille!!

Happy 2016 everyone!! Welcome back! I have missed you over the past month and am happy to be back offering you inspiration and resources for building and strengthening your creative connections with nature! December was a month filled with unexpected events for me, as you may have noticed I kinda disappeared and even cancelled all